Sambanova

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Sambanova
Sambanova.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1999
GenreHouse
Length73:27
LabelPeking Duck, Warner
ProducerNick Littlemore
Pnau chronology
Sambanova
(1999)
Again
(2003)
Sambanova
2001 re-release
2001 re-release
Singles from Sambanova
  1. "Need Your Lovin' Baby"
    Released: 2000
  2. "Sambanova"
    Released: 2000
  3. "Follow Me"
    Released: July 2001

Sambanova is the debut album by Australian dance music duo, Pnau, it was released in July 1999 on the independent Peking Duck label. However, the album was pulled from record stores due to uncleared samples,[1] Warner Music Australasia re-released it in June 2000 with a different track listing, and it peaked in the Top 40 on the ARIA Albums Chart.[2]

The album won an ARIA Music Awards for Best Dance Release at the ARIA Music Awards of 2000.[3]

Background[edit]

Pnau released their debut album Sambanova in July 1999 under the small independent Peking Duck label. It was recorded in a bedroom studio and Pnau declared they only expected to sell "a few thousand copies".[4] In 2000, the album was pulled from record stores for uncleared samples and re-released in June 2000 by Warner Music Australasia. In a 2003 interview with The Age newspaper's Andrew Drever, Mayes recalled that they had no understanding of sample clearances due to their naivety in the music business.[5]

Pnau toured nationally for the Big Day Out in 2001, 2004, 2008 and 2011.

Track listing[edit]

Three full length versions of Sambanova have been released to the public, one through the label Peking Duck and two through Warner Music Australasia.

Peking Duck version

  • Sambanova (1999, CD format, released by Peking Duck, DUCKCD001)[6]
Sambanova
No.TitleLength
1."Journey Agent"4:21
2."Mellotron"6:48
3."Keep on Truckin'"4:58
4."Hard Biscuit"5:25
5."To Hear Your Love (Jon Hardy's Tinted Mix)"5:06
6."Sambanova"6:07
7."Need Your Lovin' Baby"6:30
8."Direct Drive"5:37
9."Discone"4:40
10."The Red Tapes"5:21
11."Meshes of the Afternoon"3:47
12."Arthur's Pizza"4:28
13."The Last Track"10:19
Total length:1:06:27

2000 version

  • Sambanova (2000, CD format, had video on it, rereleased by Warner Music Australasia, 8573831942)[7]
Sambanova
No.TitleLength
1."Journey Agent" 
2."Mellotron" 
3."Keep on Truckin'" 
4."Hard Biscuit" 
5."Sambanova" 
6."Need Your Lovin' Baby" 
7."Direct Drive" 
8."Discone" 
9."The Red Tapes" 
10."Meshes of the Afternoon" 
11."Arthur's Pizza" 
12."The Last Track" 


2001 version

  • Sambanova (July 2001, CD format, has 3 bonus tracks, released by Warner Music Australasia, 8573883392)[8]
Sambanova
No.TitleLength
1."Follow Me"6:09
2."Journey Agent"4:20
3."Mellotron"6:49
4."Keep on Truckin'"4:46
5."Hard Biscuit"5:26
6."Ordinary Day"4:00
7."Sambanova"6:26
8."Need Your Lovin' Baby"6:24
9."Direct Drive"5:36
10."The Red Tapes"4:48
11."Searchin'"6:16
12."Meshes of the Afternoon"3:32
13."The Last Track"6:19
Total length:1:10:47

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000/01) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 39
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[10] 48

Personnel[edit]

Pnau members

Additional musicians

  • Paul Johannessen – electric piano (Fender Rhodes)
  • Gawain McGrath – guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wesolowski, David Peter. "Pnau - Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Pnau Sambanova". Australian charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  3. ^ "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 2000: 14th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Pnau Again". Triple J. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). 31 March 2003. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  5. ^ Drever, Andrew (17 October 2003). "Pnau and then". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Pnau – Sambanova (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Pnau – Sambanova (CD, Enhanced)". Discogs. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  8. ^ "Pnau – Sambanova (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  9. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Pnau – SAMBANOVA". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Pnau – SAMBANOVA". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 October 2018.